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In canon law. A person holding an ecclesiastical benefice or dignity,which gave him some pre-eminence above mere priests aud canons. To this class exclusivelybelonged all bishops, deans, archdeacons, etc.; but it now includes all theprebendaries and canons of the church. Brande.


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